James L. Studenka
Entered Into Rest: Nov 6, 2017
James L. Studenka
Residence: Metamora, Ohio
Entered Into Life: May 15, 1943
Entered Into Rest: Monday morning, November 6, 2017
Visitation: Thursday, November 9th from 2 to 8 pm at the Weigel Funeral Home in Metamora
Funeral Services: Friday, November 10th at 11:00 a.m. in the funeral home

James Louis Studenka, age 74, of Metamora, Ohio, passed away peacefully Monday, November 6, 2017 at Ebied Hospice in Sylvania. He was born May 15, 1943 to Louis and Mary (Ricica) Studenka in Adrian, Michigan.  James served in the US Army.

James was a farmer and also worked for the Fulton County Sheriff Department for 29 years as a Deputy.  He was a lifetime member of the Catholic War Veterans Post #306 in Assumption.  James was also a member of the American Legion Post #265, Evergreen Athletic Boosters, and the Czech Dancers Polka Club.

He is survived by his son, Todd (Linda) Studenka; daughter, Jennifer Studenka Amos; grandchildren, Blake and Logan Amos; Sister, Mary (Ed) Gajdostik.

James is preceded in death by his parents, sister, Millie Hassen; and brother, Leslie Studenka.

Family and friends may visit Thursday, November 9, 2017, from 2 to 8 p.m. at the Weigel Funeral Home, 413 E. Main St. in Metamora (419.644.3601).  Funeral services will be held on Friday, November 10th at 11:00 a.m. in the funeral home with Fr. Michael Dandurand presiding.  Interment will be private.

Those who wish to leave a memorial in James’s memory may donate to Evergreen Athletic Boosters or Ebeid Hospice.

Jackie and Matt Mossing and family
November 6th, 2017 12:10 pm
To a great man and a good friend. We will miss you!!
Lynn and Judy Ott
November 7th, 2017 9:32 am
Jim was a very dear friend, had so many good times together, he will be missed by all that knew him !! May our Loving Lord wrap His arms around all of Jim's family and friend's for the many days and month's to come !!
bob mossing
November 7th, 2017 10:06 am
God rest your soul with Him and in Him.
Stacey (Konecny) Dudley
November 7th, 2017 11:25 am
I am so sorry to hear about Jim. I have many great memories of him smiling, laughing, and joking back in the Czech Dancers days! He will be missed! Love and hugs to all family members.
Darrel and Mary Yoder
November 7th, 2017 11:52 am
Sorry for So sorry for your loss. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers
David ,Kayla,Ashley,and Amber Dick
November 7th, 2017 12:22 pm
Stinky was a very good friend to all of our family, Our girls loved it when he would pick on them. I ;learned a lot from him and he will be missed by all. God Bless Stinky (2608) R.I.P.
John Hudik
November 7th, 2017 12:23 pm
My thoughts and prayers are with the Studenka family. He is such a good friend and will be missed. Remembering the good times. John Hudik
dionne burrell
November 7th, 2017 2:18 pm
Jennifer, i am so sorry for your loss. I am sure he was a great man and a loving father. He will for ever live in your heart.
DAVID and Kandy Ridley
November 7th, 2017 5:12 pm
We feel so very blessed to have known Jim these past many years in Florida. He was always such a precious, fun and kind man. He introduced us to many eating places and taking us to fun events over the years. He loved our kids and grandkids and always asked about them. He gave of himself in so many little ways. Showing up in the morning with specials treats and prizes for the kids. We love that dear man and are going to greatly miss his presence in every way. We look forward to the day when we will see him face to face again in heaven. May God bless his family. Much love. David and Kandy Ridley
Ron, Barb, Shaun, Sheena, and Justin
November 7th, 2017 5:15 pm
Sharing our memories, thoughts and prayers with all of you. From the 3 alarm chili cookouts in the winter to the hog roasts in the summer Uncle Jim will be missed by many as he always enjoyed teasing everyone to share a laugh. Times like this reinforces the fact we should all make the most of each precious day here on earth. May his soul rest in peace.
Mike and Sue Smith
November 7th, 2017 6:10 pm
We will miss your visits on your golf cart. We will miss his "oh well wattcha goin to do". Rest in peace Stinky!
Eva, Vasek, Evicka
November 8th, 2017 2:32 am
James, budeme na tebe vzpominat a nase spolecna setkani na Maria Island na Floride. AHOJ Eva, Vasek, Evicka
Sharon McGlamery
November 8th, 2017 2:37 am
Jim, you will be missed. You are no longer in pain.
David and Kayla Dick and family
November 8th, 2017 3:18 am
RIP 2608 We will miss you
November 8th, 2017 6:21 am
So sorry for your loss. I will miss visiting with him at fair what a great guy.
Marianne Lulfs and Don
November 8th, 2017 6:42 am
His smiling fac,e cruising the neighborhood and school grounds in his golf cart,, always joking, such a good neighbor, he will be missed.
Frank Chapa
November 8th, 2017 9:32 am
Stinky, What a great person and an awesome friend. Never knew what he was going to do next, when he was with you, but always in Fun. I miss him already, but I can still see him and I can still see his smirky smile and the gleam in his eyes, I can still hear his voice. Always a pleasure to work and see you 2608! Rest in Peace my Friend.
Janice Linver
November 8th, 2017 1:25 pm
Fond memories of Jim, especially in our High School years. Rest in peace, my friend.
Bill Simon
November 8th, 2017 7:40 pm
1949 St. Mary's 1st grade, Sister Suzanne slapped both of us around a few times, can't imagine why! Take care big guy!
Jake and Roberta Manz
November 8th, 2017 11:18 pm
R.I.P. 2608 prayers for the family
Donna Sutherland
November 9th, 2017 9:14 am
Rest in Peace Jim
Marek and Barbara (Vajdik) Brecka
November 9th, 2017 7:57 pm
I cherish beautiful memories of Stinky at all of the Czech dances. He was a very dear friend to my parents (Frank & Helen Vajdik) and I wish to extend my condolences to Todd and to all of Jim's family at this difficult time of their loss. He will always be remembered as a wonderful, smiling man! Until we meet again!
Gale Schikora ( Kudlac )
November 10th, 2017 7:47 pm
My prayers and deepest sympathy to the family. I first met Jim long time ago when he was a cop. Never could figure out the nickname stinky. Seen him up and down the road a lot in his golf cart. Always waved and smiled.
Frank & Lois Patek
November 11th, 2017 7:34 am
So sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Sharon Lewis
November 11th, 2017 7:03 pm
We will miss you Jim with your bright smile and funny stories. With love, Sharon
John W. and Carla Laver
November 19th, 2017 1:14 pm
Deepest sympathy. Let God's promise soften your sorrow. The Lavers
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